VIDEO: Robbery Suspect Takes Down Cop, Gets Destroyed In Fight Over Gun

Armed robbery suspect John Feggins was fatally shot after he attacked Baltimore Police Officer Ryan Glass.

Baltimore, MD – Security footage captured the moment when an armed robbery suspect grabbed a gun and knocked a Baltimore police officer to the pavement outside a Rite Aid store (video below).

The violent altercation occurred in the 6300-block of York Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, WBAL reported.

Security footage showed Baltimore Police Officer Ryan Glass as he pulled up behind a vehicle parked outside the store.

The driver, 24-year-old John Feggins, was wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore weeks before, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Officer Glass radioed that he was approaching the suspect as he stepped out of his patrol car and made his way to the driver’s side window of Feggins’ vehicle, bodycam footage showed.

The men greeted one another cordially before Officer Glass asked the suspect for his driver’s license and to shut of his vehicle.

“What’s wrong, buddy?” Feggins asked the officer.

Officer Glass instructed the suspect to step out of the car, at which point Feggins began moving around inside the vehicle.

The officer told him to stop, and Feggins exited the car a moment later.

The suspect pulled away from the officer briefly, and denied having any weapons when asked.

The officer appeared to check Feggins’ torso for weapons, but when he started to place him in handcuffs, the suspect spun around and asked to “talk to the boss,” the video showed.

Officer Glass held off on handcuffing him, and told him to sit down in the driver’s seat.

Feggins listened in while the officer received a directive over his radio to take Feggins and his vehicle into custody.

“I’m wanted? For what, though?” the suspect asked, rising to his feet.

Officer Glass held him back, and Feggins sat down again briefly before he suddenly slammed himself into the officer, knocking his bodycam off.

The force of the impact sent both men sailing across the pavement, just as Baltimore Police Officer Joel Hawk pulled up at the scene.

Feggins, who had a gun gripped in his right hand, landed on top of Officer Glass, security footage showed.

During the ensuing struggle, the officer managed to force Feggins’ right hand into the air as he flipped the suspect onto his back.

Officer Hawk jumped into the melee, and the officers worked together to disarm the suspect.

Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Brian Nadeau said that three rounds were fired during the brawl, but that investigators are still trying to determine whether or not Feggins discharged his weapon, the Baltimore Sun reported.

At least one of the rounds struck the suspect, and he was later pronounced dead, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told WBAL shortly after the altercation.

"The officers, from what we saw in this video, the officer was very professional, very poised, until the struggle ensued," Commissioner Harrison said. "The officers were out here doing their job. They were engaged following a lead that was given to them."

“The subject launched at the officer with a gun in his hand,” he continued. “There was a struggle that ensued, and that struggle took both of them to the ground.”

Commissioner Harrison said that the officers discharged their weapons “in an attempt to prevent the subject from shooting himself, the police officers, and others in the area,” WBAL reported.

The suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene.

Both officers suffered injuries during the brawl, and one of them had his tooth knocked out, WBFF reported.

They have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as per protocol, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Deputy Commissioner Nadeau said that one reason the footage was being released was because the department “want[s] people to see what our officers go through,” WJZ reported.

You can watch footage of the officers’ encounter with Feggins in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (31)
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SheepDawg
SheepDawg

And the headlines will read "Black man sitting in car killed by police."

The story will go something like this: "24 year-old John Feggins was sitting in his car waiting for a prescription to be filled for his young daughter. Without any reason a white police officer drug Feggins out of his car, threw him to the ground and shot and killed him. The officer intentionally moved out of security camera range in order to execute Feggins. A second officer arrived and dropped a gun on the ground near Mr. Feggins in an attempt to justify another execution of an innocent black man.

Mr. Feggins was well-liked in the community and a known as a loving father to his six children...."

jarhead24
jarhead24

@SheepDawg You nailed it sheepdawg!!!

msdiva2u
msdiva2u

They can try to say that.. but kinda hard to spin that story as the Officer was also black.. sooooo good luck with that.

ajl1957
ajl1957

This person resisted arrest and pulled a gun on Police officers the Police Officers have a right to go home to their families and had a right to defend themselves

CoastalCharlie
CoastalCharlie

Well here are the facts that the now deceased dumb ass can not change. He could have gone to jail and just faced the music. He may have gotten off all together or with just a little time. But, he decided to go Rambo on the PoPo. Now is POS ass is dead. Baltimore and the world is a better place because of it!

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

WOW, an administrator that actually backs his officers! But of course there is still time for the "activists" to sway him to throw them under the buss. Either way, great job officers in staying alive.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Prior charges for 24-yr-old Feggins, from Maryland judiciary:

06/22/2012 Theft: $1,000 To Under $10,000 (2X) Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking (2X) Unauth Removal Of Prop (2X) Malicious Destruction Of Property/Value Less Than $500 (2X) Attempt By Driver To Elude Uniformed Police By Fleeing On Foot (bail set at $0 - personal recognizance)

07/12/2012 Armed Carjacking Carjacking Armed Robbery Robbery Assault-Second Degree Theft:$10,000 To Und $100,000 Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking Unauth Removal Of Prop

07/18/2012 Felony Robbery (guilty, no jail) Theft Less Than $100.00 Con-Robbery Assault-Second Degree

04/26/2005 Paternity civil suit (resulted in EARNINGS WITHOLDING ORDER)

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

TFN

Akansan
Akansan

All dem thugs seem to have a stupid gene.

Wish505
Wish505

Good ending for the good guys.

rvigneault
rvigneault

this guy was a major POS to begin with ..cops had every right to do their job, screw him!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

Oh dear, how sad, never mind. Next!

bryantrent
bryantrent

Oh well

Balkanbobby
Balkanbobby

Thank God the officers were not seriously injured. I must admit I was a bit concerned about the lack of officer safety tactics used by the initiating officer. Not the way I would have handled this scenario.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect.☹👎

Raymelson
Raymelson

There used to be a song about things like this I fought the law an the law won

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

All those baby momma's hated each other. Now they'll get together to fight for ghetto lotto.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Woohoo!! Another POS bites the dust!! Glad the officers were able to make it home to their families and this dirtbag is 6ft under!! Hope Hell is hot enough for you!!!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

We have to stop the ignorance. Kids are indoctrinated into this victimhood mentality by their parents and the government’s terrible education system. We have to find a way to break the chain and teach these young people to respect the law and other people.

But, I’m ok with eliminating the ignorance one by one.

elrayoex
elrayoex

Po Po brutaldy and racimism. The man just sittin his car and the po po snatch him out and shoot him while his hands up, doan shoot. Anutha racism killin of a black man just mining his bidness.